Low loan rates spur activity

[--- Reading Time: 2 minutes ---]With mortgage rates reaching a record low this week nationally, local lenders say they are getting many more requests from people who want to refinance. Some rates are between 4.5 and 4.75 percent for a 30-year fixed loan in the Triad....

Home buyers who missed tax credit coming out ahead

[--- Reading Time: 4 minutes ---]Home shoppers who missed the April 30 deadline for a housing tax credit might have the last laugh. For a variety of reasons, they could end up saving more than the $8,000 they could have received from the tax refund: In some...

Mortgages can help, rather than hinder, finances

[--- Reading Time: 2 minutes ---]While most financial-savvy consumers do their best to avoid debt, one debt that is unavoidable to many families is a mortgage. Because many of us feel more in control of our home and expenses without a mortgage, a common question is...